The Dodge Viper is a powerful sports car. Known for horsepower under the hood and its sleek styling, Viper is a force to be reckoned with. Dodge has done it again with its introduction of the 2016 Viper ACR. It is touted to be the fastest of all Vipers. It’s 8.4 liter V10 engine is the same as in previous models, but by modifying the exhaust a little, they are able to achieve 645 horsepower and 600 lb-ft torque.
Viper is able to achieve this power by reducing the exhaust backpressure slightly by using different exhaust tips. This routes the Viper’s horsepower and torque through the Tremec six speed manual transmission to the rear axle. The 2016 Viper is the FASTEST street legal vehicle that Dodge has ever built. Top speed for the Viper ACR is 177 miles per hour. This is technically slower than the previous model year which topped 204, but with the combination of aerodynamics and highest downforce to date, Viper ACR is able to complete a lap around the track faster than any other Viper.
More powerful brakes allows for better handling of the Viper ACR according to Miami Dodge. The most improved performance for the 2016 Viper however comes to paying attention to the aerodynamics and the 2000 lbs of downforce created by its huge rear wing and front splitter. The 2016 model is also about 40 pounds lighter than its predecessor and has a mid-front mounted engine which enables it to split its weight 50/50 for better handling.
Pricing for the Viper ACR starts at $122,490 and production will begin Q3 of 2015. It will come minimally equipped with three audio speakers and manual seats. You can also order the Viper in just about any color you can imagine, which could be interesting for some individuals. It has a dual adjustable carbon fiber rear wing, detachable front splitter extension, massive Kumho Ecsta V720 high performance tires, and Viper delivers sustainable 1.5 G cornering during high speed turns.
Overall, it is safe to say that the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR was built for speed and performance. Fun to drive and a beast of a sports car, Viper was born to excite. It will go head to head with even the most fierce competitors and is a force to be reckoned with. When Viper goes on sale later this year, it will turn heads as it zips past onlookers and will be a speed machine on the racing track.
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